Onepot Keerai Masiyal

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Nutritional Value

It is an excellent source of beta carotene which is a precursor of vitamin A, which is good for a healthy immune system, vision, skin and mucus membrane.

Spinach is very rich in Iron that plays a vital role in the production of red blood cells. It is therefore very helpful to prevent anemia. Rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene and manganese.

Ingredients

Baby Spinach
(can use other Keerai also)
1 bunch
Yellow split moong dal35gms (one fist)
Onion1 medium sized
Tomato1 medium sized
Green chilies6 nos(adjust to your taste)
Garlic10 pods
Turmeric powder1 tsp
Oil1 tbsp
Jeera1 tsp
Salt to taste

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Method

• Clean the spinach thoroughly with water, make sure it is clean and no sand or mud in it.
• Use the leaves, If the stem is young use that too.
• Clean the split yellow moong dal and soak in ½ cup of water for at least ½ an hour. Later when you use this dal use along with the water.
• Chop the Onions randomly.
• Peel the garlic, chop the tomato and slit the green chilies.

keep everything ready before you switch on the flame.

Now heat 1 tbsp of oil in a small pressure cooker and saute the Garlic, onion, green chilies and tomato for a while, no need to wait to turn golden brown.
Saute for few minutes, then add Spinach and Yellow split moong dal with water. Add salt and turmeric to it.
Pour ½ cup water(don’t use more water) and pressure cook it until 3 whistles.
Let it cool down, then open it and mash it with ladle or whisk or Mathu.
Transfer it to another serving bowl.

In a small seasoning pan add little oil and heat it, once it is hot add jeera(cumin), after it splutters, pour it on the Keerai Masiyal. Enjoy this Simple and Healthy Keerai Masiyal with Rice.

Add Ghee to this Keerai Masiyal Rice to enhance the taste.

Variation
You can use blender to blend the Keerai Masiyal.
Children will enjoy Keerai masiyal when you blend it and give.
Very nutritious for them
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Bitter Gourd Fry

Nutritional Value

Bitter gourds regulate blood sugar level, stimulate the liver, repair blood tissue and improve digestion. Bitter gourds are very low in calories.

Ingredients

Bitter Gourd2 big
Chili powder1¼ tsp
Turmeric powder½ tsp
Besan flour½ tbsp
Corn flour2 tbsp
Rice flour1 tbsp
Oil to fry
Salt to taste


Method

Slice the Bitter Gourd in a round shape or as you wish but make sure it is not too thick. Remove the seeds, if you want, you can use with seeds also.

Take some water in a bowl and add Turmeric and Salt to it. Now transfer the sliced Bitter Gourds to the bowl.

Using your hand, wash the Bitter Gourd thoroughly, also wash it twice with fresh water. By doing this you can reduce the bitterness of the vegetable.

Drain the water.

Now add salt, chili powder, Besan flour, Corn flour, rice flour and Turmeric powder to the Bitter Gourd and mix well so that it can be spread and absorbed the masala evenly. Set it aside for 10 mins.

Heat the oil in a wok or pan. When it is hot fry all the masala coated Bitter Gourds in the hot oil little by little.

Put it in a kitchen Tissue to absorb excess oil.

Transfer it to a serving bowl. Fry few Curry leaves and garnish it.

Serve it hot. Its tasty and Healthy.
Enjoy it!

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